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Shottery Rugby Club
I moved here in 1984, and was approached by the vicar of St Andrews – the reverend David Capron, who wanted to start a Rugby club and asked if I ...
Rugby's Got Balls!
Several huge rugby balls have appeared in Rugby to celebrate the World Cup this autumn. The caption on the plaque explains it well: Rugby’s got balls. Celebrating the Rugby World Cup ...
William, Webb and Ellis in Rugby
These three well-loved statues made of wire stand in a field beside the A426 to the north of Rugby. The plaque beside them says ‘These donkeys were named William, Webb ...
Rugby World Cup Celebrated Locally
Rugby is celebrating the advent of the Rugby World Cup this autumn in many ways. A striking statue of William Webb Ellis stands in front of Rugby School. The plaque beneath it ...
William Webb Ellis and Rugby Football
Until Webb Ellis’s definitive act, the game of football allowed the ball to be handled, but the player could not hold it and run towards the opposite goal. Progress forward ...
Richard Lindon: Rugby's Forgotten Innovator
As well as the ongoing rivalries and development of the game on the field throughout the 1860s, there was another important area where progress was being made. This is an ...
A Certain William and Rugby's Apocryphal Genius
The story of the game we love and play today begins at Rugby School, that much is true. How a boy by the name of William Webb Ellis became so remarkably ...
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